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Old 02-11-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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I am looking for the small greek symbol 'nu'(italic v) with a hat (^) on/above it. I've tried lots of fonts, including Charis SIL. Does anyone know of this symbol? As you can guess, I'm typing up equations! I'm writing directly into InDesign, using glyphs.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:06 PM   #2
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I am looking for the small greek symbol 'nu'(italic v) with a hat (^) on/above it. I've tried lots of fonts, including Charis SIL. Does anyone know of this symbol? As you can guess, I'm typing up equations! I'm writing directly into InDesign, using glyphs.
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This looks like it in Porson Greek a TT font on my VISTA machine. However its properties indicate it is a Monotype font for OUP (I have NSOED on board) so I don't know how you would access it. Maybe the Character code 0x21 would locate it in other, say Unicode, fonts?

Doing a Google on [Greek symbol "nu"] leads me diffidently to ask about the "hat"/circonflex since the examples in WIKI and in the HTML code document don't show one by only an italic v

In which case Microsoft's Verdana has it, as shown in the second image, when you select Windows Greek as the character set.

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:08 PM   #3
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In which case Microsoft's Verdana has it, as shown in the second image, when you select Windows Greek as the character set.
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I am looking for the small greek symbol 'nu'(italic v) with a hat (^) on/above it. I've tried lots of fonts, including Charis SIL. Does anyone know of this symbol? As you can guess, I'm typing up equations! I'm writing directly into InDesign, using glyphs.
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Couldn't you just use the "n" from the Greek font on your system?? If you don't have a Greek font, there are some free on the internet. I found this page quickly.

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However its properties indicate it is a Monotype font for OUP (I have NSOED on board) so I don't know how you would access it
There's no difficulty about installing the OUP Porson Greek (I've got it too), but I think you're not allowed to embed it.

   
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I am looking for the small greek symbol 'nu'(italic v) with a hat (^) on/above it. I've tried lots of fonts, including Charis SIL. Does anyone know of this symbol? As you can guess, I'm typing up equations! I'm writing directly into InDesign, using glyphs.
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Adobe sells the Universal Greek w. Math Pi font for about $30.

And there are lots of free Greek fonts around. This site has links to several unicode Greek fonts.

Another list, Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts, may have a free math font (though I don’t recognize it).

There is also the History / Hindsight Family site with free fonts; not sure they would suit your purpose, but there was something charming about the site.

   
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There's no difficulty about installing the OUP Porson Greek (I've got it too)
I meant in the sense of getting hold of it.

   
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I am looking for the small greek symbol 'nu'(italic v) with a hat (^) on/above it
If you need a Greek nu with a circumflex (to indicate the angle nu, perhaps?), I don't think any font has that ready-made: I think you'll have to make it yourself with a separate circumflex (and I fancy InDesign won't help you with that). There's no single corresponding character in Unicode.

   
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I meant in the sense of getting hold of it
Oh! That sense!

   
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What you show there is an upsilon, not a nu (which is "sharper" - look a few rows above to where the nu comes just after the mu in the alphabet).

I guess you could use a regular nu with a combining circumflex.

   
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